Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ahoy!

One of the only illustration I've done on Illustrator, I scanned my sketch and went over it with Matt's precious help (he's an illustrator genius). I'm doing most of my digital colouring on Photoshop now, I find it much easier.
So here it is, a little graphic Pirate, was a lot of fun to do!

22 comments:

UM said...

This is so beautiful!!!! Shame the colour version didn't make the Eurovision. Absolutely brilliant.

Stef said...

Thank you very much Uli!!! I think I didn't have the colour version at the time. I still find it difficult to keep the energy of a sketch when you go to digital colour, trying not to kill the first rough.

Kactiguy said...

The color one is very cool but I must say the sketch is fantastic! I think I prefer it. On a side note, I got an email today to remind me of International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2005! Only 12 days to go.
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Stef said...

Thanks Kactiguy! I'll check out the link.

eendar said...

I like the sketch bett also :) Illustrator and freehand for me are also very complicated to use, nothing like photoshop. And Flash!!! :D

Smook said...

That's crackerjack, Stef!

Elliot said...

Yes - your sketch is full of character and life, which is not to say the colour version is a slouch of any kind.

Amy said...

Actually this is really cool to see. One of the hardest parts of creating cut-out, minimalist art is deciding which details to keep and which to do away with. I'd love to see more of your sketches compared to your final pieces!

Eren said...

I like how you show the sketch and illustration. I don't think I'd say one is better than the other because they are both good for different reasons. The sketch works as a great drawing and the illo has cool design elements. I also like your color choices. So I guess what I'm trying to say is shiver me timbers I like both!!

Sandra Khoo said...

eh? Yo used Illustrator to do the sketch? O.O Wwhhoaa....I like 'em both!Well,have always been fond of pirate characters! Great work Stef! ;)

Alina Chau said...

Fun and COOL character!!!

Matt J said...

Hooray! Great to see that one in colour Stef - he's a superb character. Ever do some more poses with him?
I'm really digging the 'Once upon a time' that you guys did too -

Stef said...

Thank you very much guys for your nice comments everybody!
Sandra: I did the sketch traditionally, and the colour in illustrator.

Andymurray said...

Lovely!! Man, really miss my drawing.
Its lonely in 3d land!!!
Really inspirational stuff.

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Post your Jacques Tati Illustration Stephane, then we will see who is the Mac Daddy!

rubio2d said...

Absolutly powerful!
Superb sket and really powerful finish!
Great!

I envy all of you who can draw in illustrator! (I try a lot of times, but flash is more friendly with the line isn'it?)

suvaal said...

The sketch is great, but I think the Illustrator-drawing is brilliant!

Drazen said...

cool
love the sketch Stef!

Me said...

so beautiful.....keep it up...

Chhuy-Ing said...

Funny drawing, I like the sketch more! :)

Denis said...

Sans rien enlever au résultat final, je dois dire que dans ce cas-ci, je préfère le rough. Mais c'est bien joli tout ça quand même.

Sumeet Surve said...

Like ur artwork of the pirate there, really cool!!! looks a vector artwork, will work awesome for flash animation, Keep em coming.